Research Assistantship in Urban Forest Ecology

Support is available in the Johnson lab for a Doctoral (preferred) or

Master of Science student in urban forest ecology. The successful applicant

will join a project that supports urban forest management decision-making

by testing both ecological theory and science-based management approaches

in urban environments, synthesis of multiple long-term data sets describing

biophysical and social variables, and increasing information connectivity

networks. The successful applicant will assist in these efforts and develop

a thesis that contributes to the project. Demonstrated skills in plant

identification and/or analysis of large data sets are preferred, as is a

Master=E2=80=99s degree for those seeking to earn a doctorate.

The University of Maryland faculty includes experts in a broad range of

related fields, including urban forestry, landscape architecture, ecology,

soil science, environmental science and policy, and many specialties in

biology. The University is affiliated with the National Center for

Socio-Environmental Synthesis ( Additional

information about UMD and the Plant Science Graduate Program of the

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture can be found at

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Send a CV, unofficial transcripts, and a personal statement detailing

research interests, motivation, and relevant experience via email. Review

of applications will begin immediately.  A summer 2017 start may be

possible for a highly qualified applicant.


Lea R. Johnson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of Maryland

2134 Plant Sciences Building

College Park, MD 20742

(301) 405-1602 Office